July 4th in New York City

June 5, 2023 Desiree Homer

Of all the holidays to celebrate in New York City, July 4th and Independence Day celebrations might be the most exciting. The City that Never Sleeps always comes alive with incredible fireworks. Gather your friends for a night on the town or the whole family for kid-friendly fun! Get the official details for this year's fireworks spectacular. And check out all the activities happening around NYC for the Fourth of July! 

Find the Best NYC Fireworks View

The 2023 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® are taking place for the 47th year. And the official fireworks display is slated for Tuesday, July 4th, beginning at approximately 9:15 PM. It’s a 30-minute spectacular with hundreds of thousands of shells expected to launch from five different barges. The best views for this display are as follows:

  • 42nd Street and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street and FDR Drive (with ADA viewing areas)
  • 23rd Street and FDR Drive
  • Gantry Plaza State Park (across the river)
  • Newtown Barge Park
  • Transmitter Park

Find your hotspot and the best views to take in this incredible display. And whether you're looking for something romantic or an experience the whole family will love, explore your options in NYC!

July 4th Rooftop Parties

Another way to celebrate New York’s best fireworks is by rooftop at one of the many rooftop parties happening around the city. Check out these hotspots and look for ticket specials and entertainment announcements.

  • Party in the Penthouse on the Ravel Hotel rooftop (family-friendly)
  • Freedom Fest NYC at Solar One NYC (family-friendly)
  • Elsie Rooftop Party
  • Empire State Building Observation Deck (ticket only)
  • Summit One Vanderbilt
  • Hotel Indigo Mr. Purple Rooftop
  • Hotel 50 Bowery
  • 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Box House Hotel Rooftop
  • The Williamsburg Hotel
  • The William Vale Hotel
  • Wythe Hotel
  • Renaissance New York Chelsea

Fireworks Cruises

For many New Yorkers, the best way to experience the Independence Day Celebration is by boat. Explore the many fireworks cruises happening on the Fourth of July for the ultimate experience.

  • Cornucopia Majesty July 4th Family Fireworks Party Cruise
  • Cornucopia Princess Yacht July 4th Family Fireworks Party Cruise
  • Horizon’s Edge Yacht July 4th Family Fireworks Party Cruise
  • Serenity Yacht July 4th Family Fireworks Party Cruise
  • Nautical Empress July 4th Family Fireworks Party Cruise

Don’t miss any of the fireworks and July 4th festivities this year! And remember, for all those summer events you want to plan, let EMRG Media be your event planning partner!

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